to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and
Gerry Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust collectors.
Gerry Fortin has been
collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and
launched his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891
web-book during 2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge
beyond the efforts of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective
numismatic research guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book
is a wealth of new information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties,
die states and rarity coupled with a presentation format using
exceptional photography. Content is continually updated based
on collector discoveries and submissions for attribution and verification.
I hope you enjoy this
online numismatic adventure!
free to link to web-book content for numismatic purposes, while
written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides are
copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced as
to the source in other paper or online publications.
Authorized Dealer, Member ANA, CAC, FUN,
JRCS and LSCC
Fortin Rare Coins
Colorado Springs Coin Show - June 25, 2016 - Buying and Hanging
Whitman Baltimore Show - July 13 - 14, 2016 - Buying and Sales
ANA World's Fair of Money - August 9 - 11 - Tables 451/453 with
Denver Coin Expo - October 25 - 28, 2016 - Table 210 with Jim
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 3 - 5, 2016 - Table TBD with
W. David Perkins
Shanghai, China - November TBD - Yunzhou Antique Mall Booth with
23: Substantial news today...Dale Miller is the first collector
to complete a Top
25 Liberty Seated Quarters set on the Open Registry. Congratulations,
13: GFRC will have a table at the May 15 Nashua, NH Sunday Coin
show. Please visit the Daily Blog for a listing of the show
case strategy and products.
3: The May
E-Gobrecht and April
E-Gobrecht issues are finally posted at the LSCC
link. My apology for the delayed posting as GFRC workload is
so time consuming these days. The May issue is the 136th E-Gobrecht
edition prepared by Editor, Bill Bugert and his amazing LSCC
staff of monthly writers.
10: The GFRC office migration from Florida to Maine went without
incident and we are up and running already. Shipments will start
on Tuesday as checks arrive in Monday's mail. There are still
50+ coins to add to the price list this week. Please check back
30: I'm deeply saddened this morning to announce that Ed Sims
passed late week. Ed Sims was the the owner of the Central California
Collection and a great numismatic friend
27: Have you voted for the Top 3 Client Gallery displays as
listed in today's Daily
Blog? If not, then please consider! I've redesigned the
Galleries module towards simplifying customer access and
my own maintenance. So please have a look. Better
yet, please consider joining the GFRC Trading Desk community
with a consignment.; whether large or small, I would like to
have you as a client.
19: Updated John
Okerson's Liberty Seated Half dollar set in the Open Registry.
Also updated Tim
Cook's Seated Dimes Top 100 Varieties set. Both individuals
continue to move forward with this set building challenges.
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets 2006, Best
Classic Sets 2007 - 2013, Platinum
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
Hall of Fame Award, December
to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February
2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database
now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals
are black colored. Due
to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to
place the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect
eBay kit pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices
are published. There are a number of new kit variety listings
so checking the revised database could be worthwhile for serious
5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases
for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by
end of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes
databases for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices
for original and problem free Estes kits are climbing.
5: Added K-45
1970 and 1971
Astron Beta, 1340
Scud B and 1367
Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big
Bertha pictorial guide page.
6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha,
Thor Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang
tags to the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and
Apogee II kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This
was a once in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits
in original condition.
pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages
inside the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming
the most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging
and artwork varieties ever assembled.